Illness sweeps western Wisconsin school district



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DURAND, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin school district is dealing with an outbreak of illness among its students.

Since Monday, more than 100 students in the Durand School District have been absent. WEAU-TV (http://bit.ly/1n5cBAT) reports seven more students were out sick Thursday.

So many of Durand's football players are sick that the high school has postponed Saturday's home game against Amery. The game already was moved from Friday. All other athletic events are running as scheduled.

Superintendent Greg Doverspike says the school will continue to be disinfected during the day Friday but will remain open.

Heidi Stewart from the Pepin County Health Department says there are nine confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection. The bacterial disease is caused by eating or drinking food or water that has come in contact with fecal matter.

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Information from: WEAU-TV, http://www.weau.com

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